The Nature of Imitation

Dorian Concept - The Nature of Imitation
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2018 Ratings: #411 / 770
User Score
Based on 37 ratings
2018 Ratings: #865
August 3, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Brainfeeder / Label
Wonky, IDM / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Exclaim!

The Nature of Imitation is a prime example of an established artist brilliantly redefining and redeveloping their sound to the highest degree. It's also a prime album.

83
A.V. Club

Here, Johnson is pulling from many of the same inspirations as his labelmates, manipulating his synths and backing tracks into unpredictable collages of jazz, funk, and techno. But for all its synthetic parts, Imitation is beautifully alive.

80
PopMatters

The Nature of Imitation is the sound of Dorian Concept systematically deconstructing various genres, stripping them back to the bones underneath and then rearranging them one layer at a time until he has a new form.

80
AllMusic

Combined with a higher level of musicality kept in check with a greater sense of nuance, The Nature of Imitation is Johnson's most accomplished and enjoyable album.

72
Pitchfork

His 180-degree turn on The Nature of Imitation suggests that he has stepped in to fill the void left by his former employer, offering an array of over-caffeinated astral jazz and hiccuping robo-breaks.

60
Crack Magazine

Somewhere in the musical progression between his first and second albums, the comforting naivety of Dorian Concept’s melodies has been swapped for a percussive technicality that maybe doesn’t offer quite such a rich sonic seam.

amygoodall
53
good
laz456
55
This week kinda sucked for music lol
aaron
70
With what sounds like an outdated toolkit, Concept has created one of the most colourful fusions of sound I've heard this year. a.a.l and blanck mass's "Please" both spring to mind as they share the same mashing of dark and happy all smothered under broken textures to create a chaotic celebration of sound, its not going to be the best thing you hear this year, but it might just be the most unique.
kalle02
50
To me this album sounds like a mixed bag since some songs are boring but some are really good like J Buyers. It sounds a bit like Iglooghost but without the energy.
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Track List

  1. Promises
  2. Angel Shark
  3. J Buyers
  4. A Mother's Lament
  5. No Time Not Mine
  6. Pedestrians
  7. Self Similarity
  8. Dishwater
  9. E13
  10. The Space
  11. You Give and Give
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Added on: July 23, 2018